updated 10:00 pm EDT, Tue May 4, 2004
Apple security advistories
Security analysts are , saying that the company is severely downplaying the seriousness: "Five vulnerabilities released Monday affect various components of the Mac OS X operating system. The greatest threat is a buffer overflow in the Apple file-sharing system that could allow a remote attacker to take over control of the system. But the company described it as a correction 'to improve the handling of long passwords.'... Most security companies normally classify a remotely exploitable software flaw as a 'critical' vulnerability."